Cedarville & Town of Columbia
News from Old Newspapers
Herkimer County, NY

Richfield Springs Mercury, April 5, 1888

M.W. Brown came home from Canajoharie Friday night.

Robert R. James is repairing his house on the Willis farm.

Mrs. O. Rising is sick with pneumonia. Dr. Stephens attends her.

The maple sugar season has begun in good earnest.

All are invited to attend the Literary at Frank Stephens' to night.

J. K. Fish has sold his span of Norman colts to Emerson Rider. Price $325.

Miss J. E. Kibby returned to her home at Fultonville, N. Y., Monday.

Alford and Wien lost two very choise cows last week.

A. P. Miller has sold his three-year old colt to C. J. Wheeler.

D. L. W. Kibby, who has been sick with pleurisa(sic), is improving very fast.

Prof. A. B. Crim and wife, of Middleville, are spending their vacation here.

Edward Lewis has sold his two-year-old Norman colt to Charles P. Rish, of Gulph (sic), N.Y. Price $200.

Mrs. N. Shoemaker, of Jordanville, visited her daughter, Mrs. C. P. Miller last week.

Mrs. Gaylord Reynolds gave a tea party to her lady friends last week.

John C. Cole, of Chepachet, visited at Cold Spring, Saturday.

Chris Skinner is pressing hay for Bargey Wilkinson.

Frank Jacobson and family have moved in the tannery house on Main street.

J. L. Shaul and Mike Kelly began their work Monday as farm laborers for Seckner and Christman.

The Cedarville Lodge of K. of H. were obliged to surrender their charter, owing to the recent decrease in membership. The paraphernalia was sold at auction in the rooms recently occupied by the Lodge Saturday nights.

Richfield Springs Mercury, October 18, 1888


Mrs. Spearman is with her mother, Mrs. Putman, whose health is not as good as usual.

Mrs. Warner Wheelock is failing in health.

No school this week. Teachers all at the institute at Ilion.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Way, of West Schuyler, were guests at A. J. Kay's last Sunday.

Mrs. Lane, of Michigan, was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Chas. Fuller, last week.

Bradley Fuller visited at Utica last Saturday.

Alonzo Fish has bought Samuel Norton's cheese factory in Litchfield. Consideration $3,100.

Geo. Clippel is buidling a fine gothic residence.

Mr. Bankizer and family have removed to Frankfort.

The German family living in the tenament house belonging to A. B. Wilkinson, have diphtheria.

Farmers are having cold fingers, getting their potatoes and apples.

Apples are plenty in this vicinity.

Louise Dow is assisting Mr. Maxwell in his store.

Miss Gracie McGowan is boarding with her grandmother, Mrs. Alex Maxwell, and attending school in district No. 9. Teacher, Lin. Fish.

Mrs. Morris Hendricks, of Fairfield, and little daughter were guests of Mrs. Dow, last week.

Prof. Morris commenced his school Monday, Oct. 1, instead of Nov. 1st, as stated last week.

The two Messrs. Doolittle, of Richfield Springs, have rented Mr. Dow's harness shop and solicit the patronage of the public.

Merton W. Brown is attending the Albany medical college.

Miss Matie Mesgar is quite sick.

The Otsego Farmer, September 15, 1888, Cooperstown N.Y.


At Cedarville, N.Y., Sept. 5th, by Rev. O.H. Sommers, Howard Miller of Cedarville, and Miss Bessie Sharrock, of Cooperstown.

Richfield Springs Mercury, October 25, 1888

Mrs. Lester Smith, formerly of this place, late of Norwich, was buried last Saturday. She had been an invalid for a long time.

Mrs. E. B. Ball attended the birthday party given by Mrs. Wm. Hadley last Saturday.

Mrs. Wm. Hadley celebrated her 70th birthday last Saturday by inviting some of her lady friends to visit her. A handsome collarion(?) was served, tokens of regard presented and a pleasant reunion of old friends enjoyed. May she enjoy many more equally pleasant birthdays.

Master Grove Penny, of Cranes Corners, is attending school in district No. 9, Lin Fish teacher.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans, last week, twin sons, only one of which is living.

Mrs. Gadsmark is to have an entertainment in the church at Cranes Corners, November 8th, in the evening, if she can get her pupils sufficiently drilled for the occasion. The cast contains some of the most talented young people in town, and we prophesy a success.

Ex-Captain David Hill, of the 152d Reg., N. Y. volunteers, now of North Hampton, Mass., and our former townsman, Chas. Bell, of Herkimer, made stirring campaign speeches in the hall last Wednesday evening. A large crowd greeted them.

Our citizens are sorry to lose our young merchant, Mr. Maxwell, he having made a general assignment to O. H. Wilcox, of West Winfield, last week. Mr. Maxwell at present, is at Peseco lake with a party of friends erecting a cottage for occupancy next season.

Joseph Kast and wife, of Mohawk, visited friends in town last week.

Mr. Dewing is quite ill this week.

Richfield Springs Mercury, May 26, 1883


Master Raymond Crim, from Middleville, is spending a couple of weeks with his Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Crim.

Mrs. Lottie Jewell, formerly Miss Lottie Ingersol, of Litchfield, sailed from San Francisco, Cal., bound for Pekin, China, on Thursday, May 17th. Mrs. Jewell is a widow, and goes as a missionary. The He who holds the winds in the hollow of his hand, will guard and protect her through her ocean journey, and voyage of her whole future life, is the wish of all her friends.

Richfield Springs Mercury, February 7, 1901, front page

South Columbia

Late last Saturday afternoon Sylvester Colyer remarked to a friend that fifty years ago that day he was to a wedding, in fact the best man - because he was the man who was married. Three or four hours later about forty of the neighbors and friends of the highly respected couple appeared at their home laden with goodies and good will, and were welcomed by the surprised bride and groom of other days. They were the recipient of some pretty and useful gifts, and an envelope which, if it did not contain the precious metal appropriate to the occasion, was filled with its equivalent, and for which the long wedded pair returned heartfelt thanks. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all present.

Richfield Springs Mercury, Jan. 23, 1896


Mrs. F./P.(?) E. Stephens and daughter have returned from Richfield Springs, where she has been staying since the death of her sister, Mrs. Clara Kibby.

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